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Mas Coutelou 7 Rue de La Pompe 2020 Vin de France

(Code: COUT/7RUE/20)
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Mas Coutelou 7 Rue de La Pompe 2020 Vin de France
Vintage
2020
 
Region Puimisson - midway between Béziers and Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - medium-full bodied
Grapes Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan and Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Red or white meats, pizza, pasta, risotto
Next day 
As good
Drink Now to 2023 and beyond
A medium dark, semi-translucent ruby red colour, leading to a tiny rim. This wine is simply bursting with life - squished bramble, plum and blackcurrant fruit aromas greet the nose, with a whole host of garrigue herb, roasted red meat, new leather, citrus and forest floor notes and even a whiff of exotic spice. The palate is similarly crammed full of juicy, tangy, sweet-sour black fruit and desiccated orange flavours, again with a touch of savoury and spice thrown in. All of which is wrapped around a core of mouth-watering soft citrus acidity and gently rustic tannins. The result is an utterly delicious, life-affirming, yet far from simple wine - whilst dangerously quaffable, each sip reveals new interest and keeps you coming back for more, if only for "research purposes"!  This isn't a wine that is designed for ageing (although I suspect it will keep for a few years). But why bother, when it is so wonderful to drink now (tasted December 2021)?